Aboriginal-owned investment group blew its money on strippers, booze, fancy food and exotic trips

By MELISSA RIDGEN – APTN Investigates

An Aboriginal-owned investment group that was supposed to help end poverty on Manitoba First Nations instead blew its money on strippers, booze, fancy food and exotic trips, APTN Investigates has learned.

Corporate credit card statements from Tribal Councils Investment Group show $13,000 spent over two days in 2012 at Sapphire, a high-end Vegas strip club.

Another American Express statement shows $5,300 spent one day at “L.R. Inc Etobicoke.”

A profile of strip clubs aimed at businessmen visiting Toronto on the website nowtoronto.com, says “The Landing Strip … (is a ) high-end club in west Etobicoke… for business discretion, strip chips charged to a client’s credit card appear as D.E. Limited or L.R. Inc.”

Another statement shows a $3,800 dinner at Prime, a posh eatery at the Bellagio hotel in Vegas.

Over the course of five days in January 2012, $3,900 was spent at Hy’s Steakhouse in Winnipeg.

All of the charges were on credit card statements made out to former TCIG CEO Allan McLeod’s.

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  • Martin B

    I’m sure all the homeboys shivering in their shacks down on the Rez are proud their leaders have such good taste in strip clubs.

  • Tom Forsythe

    And the rest of the money they spent foolishly.

  • simus1

    Wasn’t there some noise long ago that Chief Spence and her posse owned some property in Vegas? Hmmmmm.

  • pdxnag

    Better use than Obama’s solar scam loans.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    To impose the white-man’s ethical construct upon them would be racist.
    Really, really, racist.

    Who was the Canadian politician that accused some other politician of trying to govern like a white man or some such nonsense?

    • Oh yea that broad.

    • Minicapt

      Could have been JustinT.

      Cheers

  • ntt1

    did they go dressed as cigar store indians like derek nepanek?

  • Exile1981

    Who didn’t see this coming?

  • Linda1000

    Aren’t the Chiefs and band councils supposed to be opening up their books for audits. What does the grand chief of MB have to say about this? The one who actually looks white to me – Derek Nepinak.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They need to check their Injun privdlige.

  • cmh

    Watch out BCF, you are likely to be labelled a racist now.

    • Clausewitz

      Going to be? Hell we’ve all crossed that bridge a long time ago.

  • But aren’t there children starving or something?

  • Bless their hearts

    First Nation Rich.